Melissa E. Logan
melissa e. logan Ars Electronica 2018. Linz Austria, credit: vog.photo

Melissa E. Logan is an artist living in Hamburg and Berlin. Performance, installation, video, painting and electronic music are her usual tools for making work. Logan works in groups by gathering artists together, connecting themes, layering meaning, building platforms and durational live installations. For example 'On Air' at Gold+Beton Gallery in Cologne where musicians performed for eight consecutive days, original material for thirty minutes as a 'live transmissions' program. At the Tinguely Museum in Basel, Logan is injected artificial voice commands into the public space, of which field recordings were aired daily via live radio. The works shudder between authenticity, subaltern, touch on theory, shift to artificial exaggeration, post punk urgency in the tradition of avant-garde nonconformism. Logan studied painting at The Academy of Arts in Munich where she started the collective Chicks on Speed with her colleagues there. With CoS Logan has exhibited, performed and lectured at diverse locations: Kyoto Contemporary Art Museum, MoMA, Pompidou, Dundee Contemporary Center for the Arts; TBA-21 Vienna, CAC Vilnius, Tate Briton, Victoria & Albert Museum, KC GRAD, just to name a few. Chicks on Speed are represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Melissa E. Logan is represented by Galerie Gisela Clement, Bonn. University of Craft Action Thought is a label and performance company, an alias for group pieces founded by Logan in 2015.

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